Jerry R. Mendell, MD

Jerry Mendell

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Biography

Jerry R. Mendell, MD, is an attending neurologist at Nationwide Children's, principal investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy at The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's, Director of the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, Co-director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, and Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Pathology, and Physiology and Cell Biology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mendell was among the first to test muscle cell transplantation for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the early 1990's and the first person to study viral mediated gene therapy for muscular dystrophy in humans. Dr. Mendell has made fundamental contributions in clinical research and in the molecular genetics of neuromuscular disease. He has published major textbooks on the disorders of muscle and peripheral nerves along with more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters. In 2004, Dr. Mendell was awarded the S. Mouchly Small Scientific Achievement Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association in recognition of his significant contributions to neuromuscular disease research. In 2009 he was presented the Distinguished Scholar Award by the president of The Ohio State University. Dr. Mendell is named among the Best Doctors in America.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Juanita Curran and Dwight Peters Endowed Chair, 2010
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, The Ohio State University, Presented by the President, 2009
  • S. Mouchly Small Scientific Achievement Award, The Muscular Dystrophy Association for Significant Contributions to Neuromuscular Disease Research, 2004
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/27/2004

Board Certifications
  • Neurology
Fellowship National Institutes of Health Date Completed: 07/31/1971
Residency National Institutes of Health Date Completed: 06/30/1970
Residency Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center - New York Date Completed: 06/30/1969
Medical School University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/1966
Professional Experience

1992 - 2004 Dept of Neurology, The Ohio State University, Chair

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Pediatrics